Robert Temple - Author of The Sphinx Mystery


ÏFAMILY

With Stefano Greco and his wife Eriko
At lunch in Pompeii with Michael Baigent. I am holding a glass of limoncello made by the woman who owns the restaurant.
With Jessica Coleridge at a party. We have stars in our eyes...!
With my best friend from our university days, John Coggeshall
With John Michell, looking at something serious in our flat. John might be rolling a joint, on the other hand, he might not...
My close friend David Eberts, whom Olivia and I have known since he was a child
With Jane Baigent at Pompeii
With our friends Hayley Mills and Firdous Bamji in Harlem.
With the man in Harlem who was selling a copy of my book The Sirius Mystery on his stall.
We had our picture taken together by his friend after I had signed my book for him.
Olivia and me with our friend Hayley Mills
With Joseph Needham in Cambridge at the Needham Institute when he was 93
With Joseph Needham
With my old friend and distant cousin Austin Pendleton, actor and theatre director. He lives in New York.
Me and Professor Serge Moscovici
Me and Olivia with Sir James Goldsmith and a Referendum party candidate
Our god-daughter Niralie Karia (on right) with her sister Niranjili, and Joe Fletcher, with Easter lamb cake made by his mother Candace Bahouth.
My friend Professor Serge Moscovici in Paris
My old school friend Jimmy Stickrod & his wife in Kentucky
Our close friends Cecil and Elizabeth Collins
Karel Reisz with Vanessa Redgrave. I knew Karel very well when I was younger. He was a marvellously kind and generous man.
Michael Baseleon and Jill Kraft, in the play Dear Me, the Sky Is Falling. Jill was my very close friend when I was young, like an older sister.
John Hurt signing our visitors book in Somerset
Graham and Ann Arnold at their front door in Shropshire. Both artists are members of the Brotherhood of Ruralists. Graham keeps bees.
I have always felt very protective towards our godson, Laurie Priester-Reading. He is the son of Anna-Clare Hillier, whom we have known since she was 18. Now Laurie is grown up himself, and time marches on. Photo by Olivia.  
John and Quentin Crisp at a supper party we gave in Fulham, just after John had made THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT  
Our dear friend Professor Richard Gregory scrutinizing Jonathan Stedall through Olivia's grand-father's naval telescope.
Olivia and Mark Booth, my editor at CENTURY, at the pyramids in Giza.
With Uri Geller. Despite the fact that his hand is on my right shoulder, nothing broke or bent. It has however been phosphorescent ever since.
Olivia in the centre, with our friends 'Gaie' and 'Laser' (Abigail Alling and Mark van Thillo), who scour the world's oceans diving and studying the effects of sea pollution on coral. They visit countless exotic places such as the Solomon Islands in the Pacific and keep their boat at Singapore in between voyages. On rare occasions they visit the comparatively boring so-called 'civilised world' of Europe. They were both space pioneers in the Biosphere II Project.
With John Allen, sometimes called 'Johnny Dolphin', philosopher, author, and space pioneer in the Biosphere II Project.
Our dear friend Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard, who gave the speech at our wedding, and who died many years ago. In the background is an airship. It was Sir Victor who invented the name 'blimp' for small airships. He also suggested to Churchill and the General Staff the idea of using a flotilla of small boats for the evacuation of Dunkirk, as described by me in the obituary I wrote of him in THE INDEPENDENT newspaper.
I have always felt very protective towards our godson, Laurie Priester-Reading. He is the son of Anna-Clare Hillier, whom we have known since she was 18. Now Laurie is grown up himself, and time marches on. Photo by Olivia.
Laurie as he is today. 
 
 


 

 



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